Iolie Kriezi Walbridge, 69, passed away peacefully on Christmas Day at her home in Athens, Greece, Dec. 25, 2014. She was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Constantine Kriezi, and by her son Alexander Walbridge. She is survived by her son Nicholas Walbridge of Philadelphia; her grandson, Jackson Walbridge of Swarthmore; her former husband Hoyt Walbridge of Maine; her cousins, Dimitra, Alexandros and Aliki Aliefs, of Athens, Greece; Manolis, Amy, Philip and Marina Kazakidis, East Falls, and Spiros Meimaridis, Georgia. Iolie graduated from Pierce College School for Girls in Athens and attended the University of Athens Law School for four years. There she decided her passion was not Law but Psychology, specifically Clinical Psychology. She attended and received a B.A. from Pierce College of Athens, where she met her husband of 30 years. After moving to Philadelphia, she received an M.A. in Community Psychology from Temple University. She worked for over 20 years at the Child Guidance Clinic of Philadelphia as a Family Therapist and then at Broudy & Associates. She was on the faculty of the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center and taught Psychology at Chestnut Hill College. She attended many conferences and taught Family Therapy in such places as Kuwait and the Virgin Islands and did supervision at various mental health facilities. In 2007 she moved back to Athens, Greece and continued working as a therapist at the Athenian Institute. She loved her work. Caring for people and reaching their hearts was her passion. She was never afraid to speak her mind. She was a beautiful, brilliant, kind and courageous woman. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She touched so many lives, all of which were brighter for having known her. She was an amazing and loving mother. She traveled extensively with her family and spent many wonderful summers vacationing in Greece. She was an excellent cook and an avid reader. She loved culture and exploring museums. She loved to swim and converse with everyone. She will be greatly missed. She will be laid to rest in the First Cemetery of Athens, Greece on January 9, 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Iolie’s name be made to The Miquon School, 2025 Harts Lane, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

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